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SL man sentenced to jail for attacking wife

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Eric Jay Willard, 50, was given credit for 42 days he already served in jail.

Willard asked the judge for no probation because he has neither money nor transportation. He also apologized when he was sentenced Monday afternoon in Ottawa County Circuit Court.

“I’m very sorry for my actions,” Willard said.

A report read in a previous court hearing noted that Willard “approached his wife, jumped on top of her and bit her in the chest area.” The report noted that Willard left the room and returned with a bat, which he held in a threatening manner.

Willard also has domestic violence convictions in 2010 and 2011.

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